Monthly Archives: June 2017

Welcome to the jungle!

Guanacaste has been quite an adventure! We have been staying at Earth University un Liberia, which is a small school in the middle of a forest. The first thing we noticed after arriving was the incredible diversity of wildlife. Our … Continue reading

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Week 3: Presentation challenges and new gestures

Last week (week 2), we participated in a short design course with local Costa Rican students over the course of four days. This past Monday, we got the opportunity to present our work to a panel of local industry professionals … Continue reading

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Week 3: Plasma rockets, Dialysis, and Sunburns

This week we traveled for 3 hours to Guanacaste to stay at Earth University for the next two weeks. This school is founded on sustainability and entrepreneurship, teaching young leaders agricultural skills so they can further cultivate economic and environmental … Continue reading

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Don’t Sweat It

  You know how people always say that you never know what you have until it’s gone? Well, those people are right. Since arriving in Guanacaste on Monday, there have been quite a few new adventures. For starters, Sanjana and … Continue reading

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Into the Jungle

Wow! (I may start every blog with “Wow!” just because it so aptly describes my experience in GMI). This blog, I’m going to start with the fun stuff and end on the important stuff. I’ll keep experimenting with how to … Continue reading

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Monday This past Monday, our cohort was able to finish up our short course presentations. I could only imagine the stress of students who were uncomfortable speaking in English doing so in front of family, friends and professionals. I can … Continue reading

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Pura Vida, Part 1

What an incredible 10 days it has been! I already feel like I’ve been in Costa Rica for months, and surprisingly feel so at home in this country already. I’ve met some incredible people, learned a ton, and am really … Continue reading

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12 Days In and Not One Wasted Moment!

My family thinks I spend each day in Costa Rica in a jungle; however, in reality it’s been a lot of work (and not in the jungle, might I add)! It has only been 12 days since the start of the GMI … Continue reading

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Week 2: Ready, Fire, Aim!

This past week has felt like a month in the best way possible. Every day is long, but filled with very important information. Dr. Matthew Wettergreen joined us for two days of clinical observation and later lectured for four days … Continue reading

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Week 2: Get Ready, Costa Rica

(Bug Bite Counter: 18 19 – another one just now can you believe it?)   Not going to lie, I am pretty sure the mosquitos in Costa Rica view me like Winnie the Pooh views honey. Could be my blood … Continue reading

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